June third is National Egg Day, so we’re celebrating this beloved world food, which is popular as an ingredient, a side, or the main event. I used to gather eggs as a child on my grandparent’s farm in southwest Missouri. My grandmother used them herself, shared with family and sold them to help support the family. I remember how exciting it was every year when they got a new batch of baby chicks, all warm and yellow under the heat lamp. And how fascinated I was at the evening ritual of roosting. Walking into the hen house made me a little tense, as the birds seemed as big as I was, all lined up in rows to roost at night. In true form, I think I named all of them.
Just The Facts Ma’am
Before sharing some of our favorite recipes featuring eggs, some facts from our friends at the American Egg Board.
- Eggs are protein packed, with 6g of protein in each large egg
- They’re nutrient dense with varying amounts of 14 essential nutrients
- They come with inherent portion control; each large egg contains approximately 70 calories
You can find a variety of chef-inspired, on-trend breakfast recipes here. And the essential safety tips for eggs, important at all times, but especially for those experiencing the warm weather of summer.
How Do You Like It?
The data researchers at Three Bridges, a chef-crafted meal brand, surveyed 1,000 Americans on how they like their eggs:
- Nearly 9 in 10 like eggs
- Scrambled is the most popular form (31 percent), followed by over-easy (18 percent) and omelettes (17 percent)
- Fifty-one percent of Americans eat eggs 2-3 times each week; 10 percent 4-6 times, and 6 percent have them daily
- While 39 percent think ketchup on eggs is “gross,” 1 in 4 think it’s devine
- How to top: cheese (47 percent), bacon (24 percent), sausage (9 percent), mushrooms (6 percent), onions (4 percent), red pepper (4 percent), herbs (4 percent), and spinach (3 percent)
Serving It Up!
Savory Dutch Baby Pancakes with Ham, Egg and Cheese
These savory Dutch pancakes puff up golden and eggy just like the traditional sweet Dutch babies; however, these are filled with all of your favorite savory flavors like fresh herbs, ham, eggs, and cheese. Recipe here.
Breakfast Hash with Chorizo, Eggs and Cotija Cheese
This craveable one-dish breakfast bowl is loaded with the bold hearty flavor combination of crispy hash-browned potatoes, spicy chorizo, fried eggs, crumbled Mexican cheese, smashed avocado and sriracha. Recipe here.
Eggs Benedict Breakfast Sandwiches
Everything you love about the indulgent flavor of an Eggs Benedict sandwich for a weekend brunch can be easily translated into a breakfast sensation! Recipe here.
Homestyle Breakfast Areppas
You can make authentic homestyle breakfast areppas with a contemporary twist, thanks to the restaurant’s executive chef, and Venezuelan native, Gabriela Machado. She’s handled all the details, from shopping list to cooking instructions. Recipe here.
Turkish Breakfast Eggs – Menemen
From Neha Khullar, author of Palate Passport, “Flavor-wise, on its own, Menemen is like a Shakshouka or a French Piperade or an Indian Bhurji or some can even argue that it’s similar to Huevos Rancheros, but Menemen is the engine of brunch in Turkey.” Get her recipe here.